You might have seen in yesterday's post I was rocking a flared trouser and after emphatically declaring I'd never wear flares, I seem to have rediscovered my love for them! I particularly like this printed Winter Kate pair, (not their hefty price tag though!)
I do seem to retreat into darker colours during the autumn and winter months so I thought about how I could try and change this up and introduce a pop of colour. It might seem daunting to mix colours and prints but I think, with the right fabrics and the right shades, it can be easier to do than you might think!
A colour I never thought I'd be able to wear is yellow. However, in the right tone, it can really work; I love this chartreuse coatigan and layered over the navy silk shirt, which has splashes of the same shade in it, it looks stunning. Pairing these with green trousers may seem like a bridge too far but I felt that navy trosuers would look too matchy and black trousers would deaden the look. These dark green printed palazzo pants definitely add a touch of quirk and the dark navy background to the print pulls the look together nicely.
In terms of accessories, I think that neutrals work so well with bright colours because they really help to ground the whole outfit and tie it all together. The block heeled, nude ballet pumps are elegant and chic; I love a dainty shoe and these are cute without being too girlie. I picked a leopard scarf because I consider leopard print as another colour; it's neutral and goes with everything, and the splash of pink on this one just adds another element of colour!
I think it's hard to wear jewellery in the winter because everything is covered up; gloves and scarves can hide rings and bracelets but even with a hat on, earrings are always noticed, and these lovely statement ones add a glamourous, vintage element to this look.
I love this look and I would definitely conquer my fear of colour to wear it! What do you think?